Choosing the perfect laptop is an integral part of university  prep as it will be the one thing you can’t live without when studying. Whilst spending a lot of money is never fun, we have found the best student laptop deals around to help cut the costs for this invaluable piece of tech. Below are 5 of the most popular laptop brands and their student discounts to make the decision easier!

Apple student discount

Apple student discount

Apple runs a university scheme which gives new or returning students a discount on Macs and iPads, as well as a £120 Apple Store gift card. The deal also boasts price reductions on other Apple products such as the Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard and 20% off of AppleCare+. Whilst Apple products are on the pricier side they are highly rated and offer great benefits. They’re suitable for gamers and have a fast processor but they can often be loud when used for extended periods. With a student discount, Apple Laptops start at around £898.

Pros

  • Fewer viruses around for Macs
  • Sleek system

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Noisy

HP student store

HP student store

The HP student store includes a 15% discount on their range of laptops plus a further 40% on other HP products. Joining their student scheme also benefits members with exclusive offers, free delivery and free expert advice. HP laptops are a cheaper option and are smaller in size than many of their counterparts, making them easy to transport. However, with this smaller design, their processing power is slower and battery life is not very long. With a student discount, HP laptops are around £200-500.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Small and easy to transport

Cons

  • Slow processer
  • Short battery

Microsoft student discount

Microsoft student discount

Microsoft boasts a 10% student discount on laptops for students and parents. It also includes Microsoft 365 and the app package with Word, Exel and Powerpoint. The new Surface Laptop has great reviews with its sleek design and overall positive user experience but is again rather expensive and lacking in port variation. With a student discount, Microsoft laptops are around £500.

Pros

  • Lightweight and stylish
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bad port selection

Dell student discount

Dell student discount

Whilst Dell doesn’t have a student scheme, their range of laptops can be purchased at a discount of up to 20% with a valid student ID. Dell boasts great technical support along with them being on the cheaper end of the scale for student laptops. However, with a lower price comes a compromise on quality. With a student discount, Dell laptops start at £279.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Great technical support

Cons

  • Display quality
  • Heavy

Lenovo student store

Lenovo student store

The Lenovo Student Store offers a 10% discount, free shipping and a warranty guarantee. Another cheaper laptop, Lenovo products are very popular. Whilst their design isn’t very sleek, they are good quality for the price. With a student discount, Lenovo laptops start at around £250.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Not great for gamers
  • Overheats fast

As you can see, there are some great student discounts to be found when laptop hunting with Apple leading the way in both discount and quality of product. However, if the price still seems daunting, Lenovo offers a great deal for an affordable but still usable laptop. If you’re a gamer, a faster processor would be beneficial, potentially ruling out Lenovo and HP. However, with other brands still having hefty discounts on their more expensive products, your perfect laptop shouldn’t be too hard to find!